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Copies that Mary Cheney must sell for her publishers to break even on the $1 Million advance they gave her. To date, she’s sold 4,091.

This assumes that all of the books are sold at the list price of $25.00 and doesn’t factor in purchases made through sites like, which is selling the book at a $9.25 discount. This also doesn’t figure in publishing costs, just the advance.

Andrew Sullivan | The Daily Dish: Mary Cheney’s Book

Written very early this morning, there were errors in my understanding of Sullivan’s article. It was right the first time, but edited to be wrong. Now it’s being edited to be right again. ;)

Update: Nearly a year later and Mary’s book is so popular that you can get it on for $1.89 ($0.07 used)—and that’s for the hardcopy.

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Petrelis Files | Amazon: Mary Cheney’s Book Sells for Seven Cents a Copy


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Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 12:12 am

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  1. […] Number of copies needed to sell for publisher to break even: 34,276 (at the full $25 price.) Number of copies sold to date: 5,724 […]

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